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Just wondering what pediatrician Middle Tennessee moms may use. I live in Wilson County but will drive anywhere within an hour to an hour and a half.I know i will not find one who agrees wit not vaxing but do any not freak if you say you are going to delay.WE will never vax but i really dont mind saying we can considering delaying.<br><br>
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I don't know how far away you are from me but the pediatric center in tullahoma accepts nonvax patients. That's what they told me over the phone. They don't accept tenncare or tricare prime or I'd bring my kids there. I've heard good things about dr cowan and bard.<br><br>
Tullahoma peds pushes you to vax but they'll accept delayed vaxing. Dr. seyler and trask are there. They kinda suck, but cindy the nurse practitioner is awesome so far.<br><br>
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I used to go to Dr. Warren Langworthy. He's in Murfreesboro, just one county over. Now, I vaxed DD, but when I was interviewing I asked him about this when she was still in the womb & he said he has some other parents that don't vax, & although he doesn't agree w/it he's still going to see him. He's a wonderful doc. So caring & nice. Oh, he's not a ped. just a family prac. doc. Dh's insurance switched so I am still looking for another doc for my kids <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Also Jonathan Kary, a family physician at Southern Hills. LeeAnne O'Brien with Centennial Pediatrics at Southern Hills is also recommended but her office sucks and you have to wait over an hour everytime you go in. Not worth it.
 

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I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/luxlove.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="throb"> Dr. Kary. He is my personal doctor and has a wonderful "bedside" manner about him. Having said that, I don't know about his stance on vaccinations since my children see a pediatrician closer to home. But I still happily drive to see Dr. Kary for my needs. The practice is a large one and very well run. Sometimes it is a bit of a wait to see Dr. Kary, but it is only in the case of him spending extra time with patients. Most times it is very punctual, though.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/luxlove.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="throb"> Dr. Kary. He is my personal doctor and has a wonderful "bedside" manner about him. Having said that, I don't know about his stance on vaccinations since my children see a pediatrician closer to home. But I still happily drive to see Dr. Kary for my needs. The practice is a large one and very well run. Sometimes it is a bit of a wait to see Dr. Kary, but it is only in the case of him spending extra time with patients. Most times it is very punctual, though.</div>
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Now that I think of it, I'm not sure if the people who recommend him vax or not. I know some people who see Dr. Vafai don't vax.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Now that I think of it, I'm not sure if the people who recommend him vax or not. I know some people who see Dr. Vafai don't vax.</div>
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I absolutely LOVE Dr. Kary! I know that he vaxes his children, but he hasn't given us any grief about not vaxing our 2 yo dd. I recently found out that he's not very supportive of extended nursing, but I still think he is wonderful and he will continue to be our family doc.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I recently found out that he's not very supportive of extended nursing, but I still think he is wonderful and he will continue to be our family doc.</div>
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He has worked extensively with me and my anti-depressant medication, including severe PPD. He has known up front that weaning was NEVER an option for me taking meds and has always been supportive of my decision and has worked with me in getting safe, effective help. I'm still nursing my DS (who is 2.5 yrs) and, while he isn't seeing him as a patient, Dr. Kary is aware that I am extended nursing.<br><br>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">He has worked extensively with me and my anti-depressant medication, including severe PPD. He has known up front that weaning was NEVER an option for me taking meds and has always been supportive of my decision and has worked with me in getting safe, effective help. I'm still nursing my DS (who is 2.5 yrs) and, while he isn't seeing him as a patient, Dr. Kary is aware that I am extended nursing.<br><br>
For what it's worth. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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Thank you for sharing that<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
He knows that my 2.5 yo dd is still nursing, but has never commented on it. However, my girlfriend recently brought her 23 mo ds to see Dr. Kary and he said to her "You know that he's just nursing for comfort now...that's it's not nutritional." This made me realize, that even though he is VERY respectful of his patient's choices, he doesn't neccesarily have the same sensibilities.<br><br>
I hope that made sense..... Regardless, I think he is an awesome physician and I truly appreciate his bedside manner.
 

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Violet just had her two week appointment with Parvin Vafai.She is wonderful. I told her we were not Vaxing and all she had me do was sign a waver!!!!! She didnt try to talk me out of it or anything!!!I told her we co-sleep and i will breastfeed until Violet is ready to stop, she just smiled and said Violet was very healthy!<br><br>
Thanks for all the suggestions and i recommend dr.Vafai to anyone looking for a great ped.<br>
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willow: i lived in manchester for 4 yrs!! We visit friends sometimes but have moved to raleigh nc.<br><br>
We saw Dr Amy Evans at Sewannee Pediatrics and loved her. She was great with no vax, co sleeping, extended nursing, she nursed her son till age 3. She was about a 45 minute drive from us, but so very worth it.
 
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